50 years ago, “The Weight” spoke to us. Today, a new “global” version is creating a musical United Nations.
“Professor Louie” produced some seriously memorable tracks for The Band. Here, he gives us an inside look at the studio magic, the offbeat inspiration, and some other ingredients that led to truly great performances.
“Lonesome Suzie,” “Hobo Jungle,” and “Too Soon Gone” are just a few wonders from The Band’s catalog.
Gregg Allman, Carly Simon and Rod Stewart are just a few rock stars who’ve written amazing books, as well as amazing songs.
The Band kept on making memorable music after they stepped out of Bob Dylan’s shadow. The songs ranged widely: from aching heartache to personal diaries to greasy funk. If you’re unfamiliar, or haven’t listened in a while, it’s time to dive (back) in.